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53 Quotes on The Importance of Being Calm

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It may seem obvious to most that being calm is a positive thing, but many do not realize that learning to stay calm is an essential skill for each of us.

Here are some words from those who have learned the importance – and skill – of being calm. Think about what they say, and what you might need to change to create an atmosphere of calm in all areas of your life.

 

Quotes on Being Calm for Anxiety

1.) “Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer

 

2.) “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” – Danielle LaPorte

quotes on being calm

3.) “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.”Anais Nin

 

4.) “Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” – Jodi Picoult

 

5.) “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra

 

6.) “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”Brene Brown

 

7.) “The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.” – Alain de Botton

 

8.) “The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” – Ernest Hemingway

 

9.) “People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.” George Bernard Shaw

quotes on being calm

10.) “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

 

11.) “Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” – Arthur Somers Roche

 

12.) “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” – Walter Anderson

 

13.) “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon

 

14.) “People tend to dwell more on negative things than on good things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.” – Eckhart Tolle

 

15.) “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

16.) Do not learn how to react. Learn how to respond.”—Buddha

 

17.) “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

18.) “The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.” Daniel Goleman

quotes on being calm

19.) “You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

 

 

The Best Quotes about Calmness and Serenity

20.) “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”—Dalai Lama

21.) “Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.”—Marianne Williamson

 

22.) “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”—Rumi

 

23.) “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.”—Eckhart Tolle

 

24.) “A person who practices compassion and forgiveness has great inner strength, whereas aggression is usually a sign of weakness.”—Dalai Lama

 

25.) “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi

quotes on being calm

26.) “Just slow down. Slow down your speech. Slow down your breathing. Slow down your walking. Slow down your eating. And let this slower, steadier pace perfume your mind. Just slow down.”—Doko

 

27.) “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”—David G. Allen

 

28.) “The one who had the power to calm the elements of the earth has power to calm our souls.”—Elder Robert D. Hales

 

29.) “Feelings are just visitors, let them come and go.”—Mooji

 

30.) “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored that anything on which it is poured.”Mark Twain

 

31.) “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Grenville Kleiser

 

32.) “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”—Dalai Lama

quotes on being calm

33.) “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”—Deepak Chopra

 

34.) “Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place.”—Eckhart Tolle

 

35.) “Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating –these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything” – Wayne W. Dyer

 

36.) “Remember the entrance to the sanctuary is inside you.”Rumi

 

37.) “Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along” – Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

More Quotes on Being Calm

38.) “Those who act with few desires are calm, without worry or fear” – Buddha

 

39.) “Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind” – Dalai Lama

 

40.) “Let peace be your middle name” – Ntathu Allen

 

41.) “Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset” – Francis de Sales

 

42.) “Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. Live Today!”– Old Eskimo Proverb

quotes on being calm

43.) “A smile is the beginning of peace.”  – Mother Teresa

 

44.) “Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others, I am beginning to discover.  And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be re-found through solitude.”  – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

45.) “How beautiful it is to be alive!” – Henry S. Sutton

 

46.) “Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.”– Lao Tse

 

47.) “Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.”– Wayne W. Dyer

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Did you like these quotes on being calm?

Being calm not only provides us with emotional well-being, but also has considerable physical implications for us. Learning to manage our stress and be calm can stave off any number of serious physical problems, mental health issues, and stress-related concerns.

So whenever you feel sad, worried, or agitated, keep these quotes on being calm with you as a reminder.

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